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“EVM Is A Chor Machine”: Farooq Abdullah At Huge Opposition Get-Together In Kolkata


KOLKATA:  At Mamata Banerjee’s massive show of opposition strength in Kolkata ahead of the upcoming national election, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah insisted on the return of the ballot paper for a fair selection process. Calling the electronic voting machine (EVM) a “thief”, the National Conference leader said no country in the world uses this machine. “EVM is a chor machine. ...

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2 women attempt to trek to Sabarimala temple, return back to base after police warning


Thiruvananthapuram: Two women, who attempted to trek to Sabarimala temple on Saturday, returned back to the base after police warned them about protesters. The women, Reshma and Shalina, reached the Nilakkal base camp early in the day and started trekking. They turned back after police warned them about the protesters, who had gathered in Pamba. The duo had attempted to ...

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NIA raids locations in western UP, Punjab over ISIS-inspired module probe


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday morning conducted raids at several places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with the investigation into a suspected ISIS-inspired module. A case was recently registered against the suspected module. Sources told Zee News that the police officials detained two persons for questioning from Athsaini village in Garhmukteshwar tehsil. They were being ...

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Robbers target two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express in Delhi, loot cash, jewellery


New Delhi: The passengers of two coaches of the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express were looted at knife-point by unidentified assailants near Badli in Delhi on Thursday morning. The incident took place when the train stopped at a crossing near Badli. The robbers targeted the passengers of B3 and B7 coaches and decamped with their money, jewellery and ATM cards. A Northern Railways ...

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Retail inflation slows to 18-month low of 2.19% in December


The rate of price rise in vegetables, fruits and protein-rich eggs continued to decline. New Delhi: Retail inflation declined to an 18-month low of 2.19 percent in December 2018 mainly on account of sliding prices of fruits, vegetables and fuel. The inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.33 percent in November and 5.21 percent in December 2017. ...

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India to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 years: Govt official


The domestic aviation has been growing at 20 per cent every year, for the last four years. Mumbai: The country is going to add 1,000 aircraft over the next 7-8 years, a top government official said Tuesday. “We would be adding about 1,000 more aircraft in about next 7-8 years,” Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary, RN Choubey, said, adding that ...

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Exports up 0.34% in Dec 2018; trade deficit narrows


The trade deficit stood at USD 14.2 billion in December 2017. New Delhi: The country’s exports grew marginally by 0.34 percent to USD 27.93 billion in December 2018 on account of negative growth in sectors such as engineering and gems & jewellery, according to a commerce ministry data. Imports, however, dipped by 2.44 percent to USD 41 billion during the ...

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